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1 Against All Odds overcoming the obstacles By Jake James Communication 125

2 Attitude Don’t become depressed because of your or others perception Self a steam loweredSelf a steam lowered Don’t Let the disability get the best of themDon’t Let the disability get the best of them Be content with who you are, never give in to the disabilityBe content with who you are, never give in to the disability

3 Success in school IEP – Individual Education PlanIEP – Individual Education Plan IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act schools offer special education to those in need IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act schools offer special education to those in need FAPE – Free Appropriate Public EducationFAPE – Free Appropriate Public Education

4 IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education ActIndividuals with Disabilities Education Act Created 2004Created 2004 Law that tells how schools should provide the right type of specialized educationLaw that tells how schools should provide the right type of specialized education Covers those with disabilities from birth until 21Covers those with disabilities from birth until 21 Key in success of these students because provides the right accommodations for the students to gain confidence and become successfulKey in success of these students because provides the right accommodations for the students to gain confidence and become successful

5 IEP: Individual education plan Mandated by the IDEA+ a specialized unique plan for the student Meet educational needs for a student with a disability ( both mental + physical ) Complete goals more successful than normally + helps teachers provide a sense of help and accommodations for the student

6 FAPE Individualized to a certain handicapped personIndividualized to a certain handicapped person Not just for education howeverNot just for education however Through this law the school+ government will help the person learn how to succeed in school, employment, living on their ownThrough this law the school+ government will help the person learn how to succeed in school, employment, living on their own

7 ADA Equals the playing fieldEquals the playing field Provides accommodations from employer+ governmentProvides accommodations from employer+ government companies are not allowed to discriminate against those who have disabilities companies are not allowed to discriminate against those who have disabilities

8 Daily difficulties TransportationTransportation getting dressed getting dressed Showering etcShowering etc Getting up in the morningGetting up in the morning These are the daily issue that many have to learn to overcomeThese are the daily issue that many have to learn to overcome

9 Rehabilitation Act Prohibits discrimination in programs and servicesProhibits discrimination in programs and services States no person who is handicapped should be excludedStates no person who is handicapped should be excluded

10 Dan Liest Research department for Met LifeResearch department for Met Life Process insurance claims+ billsProcess insurance claims+ bills Has muscular dystrophyHas muscular dystrophy Can feed himself but cannot showerCan feed himself but cannot shower At met life he has equipped phone + compAt met life he has equipped phone + comp Loved there at his job even though his disability has derailed himLoved there at his job even though his disability has derailed him Says he is humbled and felt as though he is an ambassador for his disabilitySays he is humbled and felt as though he is an ambassador for his disability

11 Pam Holmes Deaf early on in lifeDeaf early on in life Wanted to become a music teacherWanted to become a music teacher Attitude: there was reason she became deaf Attitude: there was reason she became deaf Advocate for people with disabilities for a living Advocate for people with disabilities for a living She had a goal of overcoming itShe had a goal of overcoming it

12 Bethany Hamilton Pro surferPro surfer Age 13 shark attack amputated left armAge 13 shark attack amputated left arm Thought she was never going to surf again+ something within her changed and her drive came with the new perception of lifeThought she was never going to surf again+ something within her changed and her drive came with the new perception of life Less than a month later she was back on the boardLess than a month later she was back on the board Had to get back on the board because of her passionHad to get back on the board because of her passion

13 The Gaze “ The human is self conscious, conscious of himself of his human reality and dignity” - (Wollen 92).“ The human is self conscious, conscious of himself of his human reality and dignity” - (Wollen 92). Ways people view those with disabilities is a whole other challengeWays people view those with disabilities is a whole other challenge Not part of the norm- outcasteNot part of the norm- outcaste

14 The End Have to learn from experienceHave to learn from experience It is easy to say or tell someone to change their attitude outlook on life but it has to come from within them to changeIt is easy to say or tell someone to change their attitude outlook on life but it has to come from within them to change Success does no come easy have to wait and work at itSuccess does no come easy have to wait and work at it


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